24 months
35520 AUD/year
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in radiotherapy, diagnostic medical procedures and health physics with this Master of Applied Science (Health and Medical Physics) from RMIT University.    

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This Master of Applied Science (Health and Medical Physics) from RMIT University is assessed by both a research project and the completion of five courses.

The research project is in medical or health physics, and is examined by thesis.

The coursework is vocationally relevant to radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation protection and health physics, and is available in online mode.

You will complete Research Methods for Sciences in your first semester. Four other courses will be undertaken in subsequent semesters.


A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.

Graduates of this program are now employed by organisations including:

  • Alfred Health Radiation Oncology
  • Austin Health Radiology
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


The program is accredited by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) as an approved postgraduate qualification forming a compulsory component of the requirements to become a certified medical physicist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Sciences
  • Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection 
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Modelling
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Medical Imaging Physics  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start date: Continuous  


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
  • CRICOS number: 079700G     

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35520 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National: Research Training Scheme

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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